Berkeley, California, United States

Berkeley

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About This Center

Urban
Berkeley, CA

ELS Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, famous for its comfortable weather, excellent public transportation, and access to San Francisco and San Jose. The Center facility is shared by students from both ELS and the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley is home to art, culture, festivals, open-air markets, libraries, cafes, and bookstores.

2425 Prospect Street, Berkeley, California, United States

Berkeley, CA

Great Things to See and Do

Tilden Regional Park: Relax at Lake Anza, visit the botanical garden, or enjoy hiking or bicycling through kilometers of trails.

Telegraph Avenue: Dine in diverse restaurants and cafes, shop with vendors, and absorb Berkeley’s lively culture.

Fourth Street: Visit this vibrant retail area where you can experience eclectic dining, upscale shopping, and live music on weekends.

Berkeley

  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
  • City Environment
  • Urban

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Housing Options

Homestay

ELS/Berkeley has a diverse network of caring homestay families located approximately 30-45 minutes from ELS/Berkeley. Due to the excellent public transportation system in and around Berkeley, most students take the bus or BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains to school.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1200
  • Occupancy
  • Single, Double
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (Off Campus)

Hillside Hall is a co-ed dormitory housing American (UC Berkeley) students and ELS/Berkeley students. Hillside Hall is located in the same building as ELS/Berkeley and features a popular common student lounge, pool/ping pong tables, piano, BBQ area and large TV/VCR. Hillside organizes evening and weekend activities for residents so there is a very strong sense of community. Males and females live on the same floor, but in separate rooms and with separate bathrooms. Linens are included. Students clean their own rooms during their stay. All rooms have wireless access. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the building.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1040
  • Occupancy
  • Double - In some cases, students will be placed in triple or quadruple occupancy if there is overflow. In these cases, discounts will be offered.
  • Meal Credits
  • 15 meals per week (no meals on weekends)

Student Residence (Off Campus)

Located one block from the main UC Berkeley campus, and 5 blocks from ELS/Berkeley at Hillside Hall, Durant is a two-story building with 12 (double) rooms and six semi-private bathrooms. The dormitory has two kitchens and dining areas where students may prepare and enjoy their meals. Each room is furnished with two beds, desks, chest of drawers, closets, sink, and a small refrigerator. Males and females live on the same floor, but in separate rooms and with separate bathrooms. Linens are included. Students clean their own rooms during stay. Rooms for married couples may be possible.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1360
  • Occupancy
  • Double - In some cases, students will be placed in triple or quadruple occupancy if there is overflow. In these cases, discounts will be offered.
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included.

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